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Sage rats around K-Falls

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Angler, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    Spent all of spring break by K-Falls hunting varmints. Weather not the best but still shot around 2000 sage rats and some rockchucks and jackrabbits. Weather is only getting better.
     
  2. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    poor sage rats.
     
  3. nubus

    nubus Guest

    I live for that sh!t.
    I'm going in May.
    Can't wait.
     
  4. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    And I didn't get invited? I'm disappointed. B-)

    I'm going in May with my son.


    elsie
     
  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Nice. There's a lot of them around there. Were you hunting in fields? Spent a lot of my youth doing that. Might have to swing down there soon.
     
  6. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yes....as the days warm the fields will move with the little buggers......we have rules, under 100yds. .22s or pistols only. 100yds. and up.....whatever moves ya. A 100gr .270 Nosler ballistic tip makes a fine pink mist.....:thumbup:
     
  7. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    you guys make me wanna start a fund raiser so that I can raise awareness of sage rat deaths. maybe a brown bracelet or something.
     
  8. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Where do you go down there to do that? I'm interested in doing some shooting this spring/summer because I'd got a rental house in K-falls that I bought to rent to my son going to college down there. It would be a great combo trip: visit my son, do some shooting, write off the trip as a rental expense.
     
  9. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Tlfreek, your posts are filled with jealousy, have you ever shot anything but paper?
    Perhaps you should take a trip without your girlfriend and kill something.
    She doesn't even have to know.
     
  10. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    How do you know TIfreek has a girl friend? Maybe they are a she and has a boy friend?
     
  11. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    Grew up on a farm in Culver... used to blast rockchucks and groundsquirrels on a regular basis.. I miss it!!
     
  12. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Great - I have a trip I need to take to Colorado in May and now you have me thinking of making it a road trip and spending a few days on my cousin's ranch in Wyoming where I'm sure to burn through about 10 bricks of 22 and 300-500 rounds of 223 eliminating the massive overpopulation of prairie dogs... :)
     
  13. derrickb

    derrickb Hillsboro New Member

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    I am really excited. I am going to go sage rat hunting for the first time next month.

    A friend of mine (tdog) and I just penciled in the dates. Now to buy the ammo and site in the rifles!
     
  14. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    Next Month!! I have went 3 times already and going again this weekend.
     
  15. STNOSU

    STNOSU Corvallis Member

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    Is there places that anyone can shoot or is it one of those you have to know someone? Also .22lr is a good round for them?
     
  16. Sagaba

    Sagaba Federal Way, WA Active Member

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    do you eat them?
     
  17. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    22 and a wake up til our eight man crew goes over to Christmas valley to do some serious damage. We shoot rats during the day and rabbits at night.
     
  18. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    WHere do you go exactly? I, too, spent my entire spring break on vacation visiting my wife's family in K. Falls. Unfortunately, it snowed at least twice a day. I was tempted to go shooting a couple of times over at some area that is just before Keno.
     
  19. Bazooka Joe

    Bazooka Joe Lower Yakima Valley Well-Known Member

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    Not generally, though they are in the squirrel family so you could. Sage rats are terribly destructive to crops, and if you don't kill them off their numbers increase rapidly. Killing them is pest control, but as they are small and generally shot from longer ranges it does take a steady hand and the practice is good for your marksmanship skills.
     
  20. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Exactly my question. Also, any idea where to ask in town about where to go?